Definitions for outlayˈaʊtˌleɪ; ˌaʊtˈleɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•layˈaʊtˌleɪ; ˌaʊtˈleɪ(n.; v.)-laid, -lay•ing.

  1. (n.)an expending or spending, as of money.

  2. an amount expended; expenditure.

  3. (v.t.)to expend, as money.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spending, disbursement, disbursal, outlay(noun)

    the act of spending or disbursing money

  2. outgo, spending, expenditure, outlay(noun)

    money paid out; an amount spent


  1. outlay(Noun)

    A laying out or expending; that which is laid out or expended.

  2. outlay(Noun)

    The spending of money, or an expenditure.

    Without too much outlay you could buy a dictionary.

  3. outlay(Noun)

    A remote haunt or habitation.

    I know her and her haunts, Her lays, leaps, and outlays, and will discover all. u2015 Francis Beaumont.

  4. outlay(Verb)

    To lay or spread out; expose; display.

  5. outlay(Verb)

    To spend, or distribute money.

Anagrams of outlay

  1. layout, lay out

  2. Lay out

  3. Layout

Translations for outlay

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


money spent

an outlay of $500 on furniture.

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